Monthly Archives: June 2020

The Scale of Testing Compared to the Scale of the Outbreak

Fox News, Trump (and Zeldin) are blaming the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases on increased testing.  So let’s have a look at the data!  I highly recommend this website: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing. The following graphs come from this site which has data … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin Promoting Massive COVID Super-spreader Event

The reelection campaign for U.S. President Donald Trump required attendees reserving tickets for a June 20, 2020, rally in Tulsa to agree they will not sue the campaign or event organizers should they be exposed to COVID-19 at the event. … Continue reading

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Early Voting in Suffolk County, NY

Useful info from the Board Of Elections website for the Democratic Primary Election: https://suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/BOE/Early-Voting-Sites-6-23-2020 I strongly urge either early voting or mailing in your absentee ballot.  This is because they are expecting a huge turn out: about 40,000 voters compared … Continue reading

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Voting for Delegates

We received our mail-in ballots.  I asked whether we should vote for all 6 delegate candidates. It is confusing for many of us.  For example, under Biden’s name, there are 6 candidate delegates listed, see above. I had received different … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste This Moment

Printed as a Letter to the Editor in The East Hampton Star, June 11 edition Transformation East Hampton June 8, 2020 To The Star: Three and a half years of the Trump administration have left America reeling, its values and … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin’s Record

No matter where you live — Montauk or Manorville, Smithtown or Shirley, Patchogue or Port Jefferson — we all want our communities to thrive. To do that, we need a representative who puts our needs first: safe drinking water and … Continue reading

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Lowe’s or Home Depot? Your call.

Marvin Ellison, is the CEO of Lowe’s Lowe’s announced Wednesday that it would assist minority-owned businesses with $25 million in grants to support efforts to relaunch the American economy. Lowe’s is dishing out the funds to help small businesses, especially home … Continue reading

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Anxiety, or A Day in the Life of a Covid-Vulnerable

May.  Late morning, midweek.  Parked at the curb of our village post office, I was in the passenger seat waiting for my gloved-and-masked husband to return with our mailbox key and any mail.  I noticed a 30-something couple out bicycling.  … Continue reading

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Huge Crowd in Bridgehampton: Justice for Floyd

This was easily the largest rally I have ever seen on the South Fork or in Suffolk County.  Official estimate according to the Patch.com about 1000 people.  Just imagine Main street (Rte 27) filled on both sides and on the … Continue reading

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Recipe for Fundamental Social Change (from Judith Hope)

Everybody is missing the key element of this challenge.  Fundamental social change will not happen at the national level. (Although courageous and coherent national leadership would be really helpful.). It must come from the grassroots up. It must begin in … Continue reading

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Protesting the Callous Murder of George Floyd right here in Bridgehampton

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY We are moved to action after the vicious and callous murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters all over the country who demand an … Continue reading

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George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper

The contract between society and black America, explained by Trevor Noah.  Great stuff:   Click on the image and listen to the YouTube video – it is well worth your while.    

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Virtual Forum: 8 hours and 46 minutes

Dear Friends, Over the past week, there have been thousands of people gathering together across the country to protest and rally against injustices against the black and brown community. There have been renewed calls for accountability, transparency and reform of a system that that … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Breathe”

“I Can’t Breathe” The Murder of George Floyd “The time for endless conversation has passed. We are a nation of differences and this is our greatest strength. It is a time for action in a way that cannot be ignored … Continue reading

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